Import Duties, France (British Coal).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons at on 23 November 1931.

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Photo of Sir Godfrey Nicholson Sir Godfrey Nicholson , Morpeth

32 and 67.

asked (1) the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he can make a statement on the subject of the protest made to the French Government in connection with their intention to impose discriminatory duties on British coal; and whether he will keep the House informed of the progress of the negotiations;

(2) the President of the Board of Trade whether a protest has been made to the French Government in connection with their alleged intention to impose discriminatory duties on British coal; and whether he will keep the House informed of the progress of the negotiations?

Photo of Mr John Colville Mr John Colville , Midlothian and Peeblesshire Northern

Representations are being made by His Majesty's Government to the French Government in the matter of the recent discriminatory increases in the French import duties.